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Diversityworks Trust

Contact Information

Diversityworks Trust
PO Box 46256, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147
36.859528,174.721664
Phone: +64 9 376 4830
Fax: N/A
www.diversityworks.org.nz

Accessibility Report

Summary

Silver

Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ facilitate projects and partnerships that promote social change through diversity and creativity. Philip Patston and the team are fully committed to accessibility and do remarkably well in providing an accommodating and friendly environment for all. While this is a home office space and not a purpose built business this house is easy to access. If you need off the street under cover mobility parking, just phone ahead of your visit and space will be made available. Please note: visitors are welcome by appointment only. This is not a drop in service.

View the full accessibility report for Diversityworks Trust.

Ratings by Access Group

The Be. Welcome Assessment rates the accessibility of the organisation in each of the following 5 access groups, as well as providing an overall rating:

Overall Rating
Silver 70%
Vision
Silver 71%
Hearing
Silver 74%
Mobility
Silver 74%
Parents
Silver 76%
Learning & Intellectual
Silver 73%

Vision

Silver

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a vision impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.diversityworks.org.nz
      • There are two websites associated with this business. The main one being Diversitynz.com and the other one is Diversityworks.org.nz. This website is very easy to navigate and has a click through for text version of their strategic plan.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • There is about a 40m walk to Old Mill Road then 400 meters heading west on Old Mill to Savage Street. The footpath is sealed and the terrain is level with a slight decline all the way to the front door.
      • The bus stop number is 8483.
      • The bus route is 020.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Please phone ahead if you wish to make use of the accessible parking area. It would be advisable to back into the accessible car space if rear hoist unloading is required. If driving into car space front on, in a rear loading vehicle the area where the hoist would touch the ground is not level. The height of the opening to the carport is 2280mm (note for wheelchairs carried on car roofs).
      • There is accessible car parking.
      • The accessible parking is easy to find and well sign posted.
      • There is shelter over the accessible car parking.
      • The curb outside number 7 has around a 70mm lip making difficult to use a wheelchair off the street. Down the road about 10 metres a driveway has a level gradient allowing for easy access to the footpath.
      • This is a private dwelling in the first instance and a home business second.
    • Kerb Side:

      • There is a 70mm lip immediately outside the address. A curb ramp is situated approximately 10m west of the address.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • The ramp itself has a chicken wire surface offering sufficient grip for users.
      • There is one wooden ramp allowing access from the curb into the dwelling.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • There are no tactile indicators installed to help navigate to the main entrance.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance blends in with its surroundings.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Philip and the team at Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ are very friendly and accommodating. Having undergone accessibility awareness training the team are well prepared to assist with any access needs. They can also arrange for a sign language interpreter if needed. This business has a very friendly greyhound dog as part of its staff. If you have a dog that needs to travel with you, phone ahead and the greyhound will be locked in a separate room.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • A good deal of thought has been put into making this home an easy facility to navigate around.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Surfaces:

      • An effort has been made to ensure that access around the inside of this business has been well thought out and there is nothing likely to cause an access customer any problems.
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
      • Tactile indicators are not installed on the accessible route
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The toilet seat is slightly lower than normal by about 50mm. There is a grab rail to the left of the toilet if needed. An accessible option for many people, but some may require assistance.
      • The accessible toilet is located to the immediate right after you enter the front door.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • This is a home business but it functions well as an office also.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • The back door immediately off the lounge area where all meetings are held has a large deck with a ramp off it as an emergency exit.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Hearing

Silver

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.diversityworks.org.nz
      • There are two websites associated with this business. The main one being Diversitynz.com and the other one is Diversityworks.org.nz. This website is very easy to navigate and has a click through for text version of their strategic plan.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • There is about a 40m walk to Old Mill Road then 400 meters heading west on Old Mill to Savage Street. The footpath is sealed and the terrain is level with a slight decline all the way to the front door.
      • The bus stop number is 8483.
      • The bus route is 020.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Please phone ahead if you wish to make use of the accessible parking area. It would be advisable to back into the accessible car space if rear hoist unloading is required. If driving into car space front on, in a rear loading vehicle the area where the hoist would touch the ground is not level. The height of the opening to the carport is 2280mm (note for wheelchairs carried on car roofs).
      • The curb outside number 7 has around a 70mm lip making difficult to use a wheelchair off the street. Down the road about 10 metres a driveway has a level gradient allowing for easy access to the footpath.
      • This is a private dwelling in the first instance and a home business second.
    • Kerb Side:

      • There is a 70mm lip immediately outside the address. A curb ramp is situated approximately 10m west of the address.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • The ramp itself has a chicken wire surface offering sufficient grip for users.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Philip and the team at Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ are very friendly and accommodating. Having undergone accessibility awareness training the team are well prepared to assist with any access needs. They can also arrange for a sign language interpreter if needed. This business has a very friendly greyhound dog as part of its staff. If you have a dog that needs to travel with you, phone ahead and the greyhound will be locked in a separate room.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • Information can be sent out via email.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • A good deal of thought has been put into making this home an easy facility to navigate around.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Surfaces:

      • An effort has been made to ensure that access around the inside of this business has been well thought out and there is nothing likely to cause an access customer any problems.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The toilet seat is slightly lower than normal by about 50mm. There is a grab rail to the left of the toilet if needed. An accessible option for many people, but some may require assistance.
      • The accessible toilet is located to the immediate right after you enter the front door.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • This is a home business but it functions well as an office also.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • The back door immediately off the lounge area where all meetings are held has a large deck with a ramp off it as an emergency exit.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Mobility

Silver

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a mobility impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.diversityworks.org.nz
      • There are two websites associated with this business. The main one being Diversitynz.com and the other one is Diversityworks.org.nz. This website is very easy to navigate and has a click through for text version of their strategic plan.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • There is about a 40m walk to Old Mill Road then 400 meters heading west on Old Mill to Savage Street. The footpath is sealed and the terrain is level with a slight decline all the way to the front door.
      • The bus stop number is 8483.
      • The bus route is 020.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Please phone ahead if you wish to make use of the accessible parking area. It would be advisable to back into the accessible car space if rear hoist unloading is required. If driving into car space front on, in a rear loading vehicle the area where the hoist would touch the ground is not level. The height of the opening to the carport is 2280mm (note for wheelchairs carried on car roofs).
      • There is accessible car parking.
      • The accessible parking is easy to find and well sign posted.
      • There is shelter over the accessible car parking.
      • The curb outside number 7 has around a 70mm lip making difficult to use a wheelchair off the street. Down the road about 10 metres a driveway has a level gradient allowing for easy access to the footpath.
      • This is a private dwelling in the first instance and a home business second.
    • Kerb Side:

      • There is a 70mm lip immediately outside the address. A curb ramp is situated approximately 10m west of the address.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • The ramp itself has a chicken wire surface offering sufficient grip for users.
      • There is one wooden ramp allowing access from the curb into the dwelling.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • Single swing doors have a minimum width of 760mm.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
      • There is a 300mm side panel on hinged doors.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Philip and the team at Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ are very friendly and accommodating. Having undergone accessibility awareness training the team are well prepared to assist with any access needs. They can also arrange for a sign language interpreter if needed. This business has a very friendly greyhound dog as part of its staff. If you have a dog that needs to travel with you, phone ahead and the greyhound will be locked in a separate room.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • A good deal of thought has been put into making this home an easy facility to navigate around.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Surfaces:

      • An effort has been made to ensure that access around the inside of this business has been well thought out and there is nothing likely to cause an access customer any problems.
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The toilet seat is slightly lower than normal by about 50mm. There is a grab rail to the left of the toilet if needed. An accessible option for many people, but some may require assistance.
      • The accessible toilet is located to the immediate right after you enter the front door.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
      • The washbasin is reachable from the toilet seat.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • This is a home business but it functions well as an office also.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • The back door immediately off the lounge area where all meetings are held has a large deck with a ramp off it as an emergency exit.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Parents

Silver

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with young children.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.diversityworks.org.nz
      • There are two websites associated with this business. The main one being Diversitynz.com and the other one is Diversityworks.org.nz. This website is very easy to navigate and has a click through for text version of their strategic plan.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • There is about a 40m walk to Old Mill Road then 400 meters heading west on Old Mill to Savage Street. The footpath is sealed and the terrain is level with a slight decline all the way to the front door.
      • The bus stop number is 8483.
      • The bus route is 020.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Please phone ahead if you wish to make use of the accessible parking area. It would be advisable to back into the accessible car space if rear hoist unloading is required. If driving into car space front on, in a rear loading vehicle the area where the hoist would touch the ground is not level. The height of the opening to the carport is 2280mm (note for wheelchairs carried on car roofs).
      • There is a dedicated parent car park.
      • The curb outside number 7 has around a 70mm lip making difficult to use a wheelchair off the street. Down the road about 10 metres a driveway has a level gradient allowing for easy access to the footpath.
      • This is a private dwelling in the first instance and a home business second.
    • Kerb Side:

      • There is a 70mm lip immediately outside the address. A curb ramp is situated approximately 10m west of the address.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • The ramp itself has a chicken wire surface offering sufficient grip for users.
      • There is one wooden ramp allowing access from the curb into the dwelling.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • Single swing doors have a minimum width of 760mm.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
      • There is a 300mm side panel on hinged doors.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Philip and the team at Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ are very friendly and accommodating. Having undergone accessibility awareness training the team are well prepared to assist with any access needs. They can also arrange for a sign language interpreter if needed. This business has a very friendly greyhound dog as part of its staff. If you have a dog that needs to travel with you, phone ahead and the greyhound will be locked in a separate room.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • A good deal of thought has been put into making this home an easy facility to navigate around.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Surfaces:

      • An effort has been made to ensure that access around the inside of this business has been well thought out and there is nothing likely to cause an access customer any problems.
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The toilet seat is slightly lower than normal by about 50mm. There is a grab rail to the left of the toilet if needed. An accessible option for many people, but some may require assistance.
      • The accessible toilet is located to the immediate right after you enter the front door.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • This is a home business but it functions well as an office also.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • The back door immediately off the lounge area where all meetings are held has a large deck with a ramp off it as an emergency exit.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Learning & Intellectual

Silver

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a learning or intellectual impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.diversityworks.org.nz
      • There are two websites associated with this business. The main one being Diversitynz.com and the other one is Diversityworks.org.nz. This website is very easy to navigate and has a click through for text version of their strategic plan.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • There is about a 40m walk to Old Mill Road then 400 meters heading west on Old Mill to Savage Street. The footpath is sealed and the terrain is level with a slight decline all the way to the front door.
      • The bus stop number is 8483.
      • The bus route is 020.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Please phone ahead if you wish to make use of the accessible parking area. It would be advisable to back into the accessible car space if rear hoist unloading is required. If driving into car space front on, in a rear loading vehicle the area where the hoist would touch the ground is not level. The height of the opening to the carport is 2280mm (note for wheelchairs carried on car roofs).
      • The curb outside number 7 has around a 70mm lip making difficult to use a wheelchair off the street. Down the road about 10 metres a driveway has a level gradient allowing for easy access to the footpath.
      • This is a private dwelling in the first instance and a home business second.
    • Kerb Side:

      • There is a 70mm lip immediately outside the address. A curb ramp is situated approximately 10m west of the address.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • The ramp itself has a chicken wire surface offering sufficient grip for users.
      • There is one wooden ramp allowing access from the curb into the dwelling.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance blends in with its surroundings.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Philip and the team at Diversityworks Trust and Diversity NZ are very friendly and accommodating. Having undergone accessibility awareness training the team are well prepared to assist with any access needs. They can also arrange for a sign language interpreter if needed. This business has a very friendly greyhound dog as part of its staff. If you have a dog that needs to travel with you, phone ahead and the greyhound will be locked in a separate room.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • A good deal of thought has been put into making this home an easy facility to navigate around.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Surfaces:

      • An effort has been made to ensure that access around the inside of this business has been well thought out and there is nothing likely to cause an access customer any problems.
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The toilet seat is slightly lower than normal by about 50mm. There is a grab rail to the left of the toilet if needed. An accessible option for many people, but some may require assistance.
      • The accessible toilet is located to the immediate right after you enter the front door.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • This is a home business but it functions well as an office also.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • The back door immediately off the lounge area where all meetings are held has a large deck with a ramp off it as an emergency exit.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.